Michael Totten

Fahrenhype 911

Check out the trailer for the new documentary Fahrenhype 911. It looks good. Somebody needed to make a cinematic counterpoint to Michael Moore’s crackhouse propaganda.
I can already see one problem with it, though. It was a mistake to put Ann Coulter in this movie. It isn’t smart to trot out one extremist to counter another. No one who isn’t already a certain kind of right-winger wants to listen to her. There are plenty of people on the right and the left who are interested in seeing Fahrenheit 911 debunked. Most of my friends are liberals and also are former fans of the man from Flint. Those on the left who want to see it debunked need to hear arguments from people they trust.
Zell Miller makes a few appearances in the trailer. It’s nice to seem him talking informally and at ease instead of worked up in a lather.
I’m glad the movie was made. I hope it’s a good one. I’d like to see it. But that obligates me to watch Moore’s movie first, which I have to say isn’t something I feel particularly jazzed about at the moment. I’ve seen his other movies and even read one of his books. I’m done.